The RYA Sea Survival Course is a one-day shore-based course. The course starts at 09:00 and finishes approximately at 17:00. At the end of the course, you will receive an RYA Sea Survival Certificate.

This course is a must-have for all skippers and crews of sailing and motor yachts and generally for everyone who is planning to spend time at sea. The RYA Sea Survival certificate is a requirement for your RYA/ MCA Yachtmaster Commercial Endorsement Application

This course is MCA approved and satisfies the requirements for Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster and Advanced Powerboat certificates of competence and some commercial work afloat.

This course will be held at our Lygia classroom in Lefkada for the first half followed by practical exercises in a swimming pool. Our classroom is fully equipped with all the necessary materials and equipment in order to familiarise yourself with the procedures of abandoning to liferaft and emergency situations

We have a maximum of 12 students on this course ensuring that each student gets the maximum possible attention.


1 day ( 09.00 – 17.00 )

Minimum recommended Age16 y.o
Students – Instructor ratio12:1 max
Certificate GrantedRYA Sea Survival

250 €

Course Syllabus Classroom Sessions
  • Preparation for Sea Survival
  • Survival Difficulties
  • Survival Requirements
  • Equipment Available
  • Actions prior to Abandonment
  • Life-rafts & Life-jackets Design and Construction
  • Correct donning Procedure
  • Purpose & Use of life jackets
  • Safety Harness Purpose
  • Principles of Survival
  • methods to increase chances of survival
  • signs, symptoms, and treatment of hypothermia 
  • symptoms, methods of treatment for sunburn
  • heat exhaustion and heatstroke
  • survival routines to aid location
  • correct use of pyrotechnics ( practical session upon permitted)
  • other location aids ( EPIRB, SART, PLB )
  • Water rationing – Procedures
  • Dehydration and preventative measures 
  • Food rationing
  • Sources of Food
  • Survival Craft Ailments Raft Management
  • Rescue by helicopter & Rescued by vessel
Course Syllabus Pool Sessions
  • Liferaft Launching
  • liferaft markings
  • Pressure relief valve
  • Boarding Dry 
  • Self-righting jackets 
  • Swim to raft
  • Helping injured persons
  • unconscious boarding routines
  • Practice Raft Capsize 

What’s Included

  • RYA Sea Survival Handbook
  • Tea/coffee/snacks
  • Life Jackets for the swimming pool session
  • V.A.T

What’s not included

  • Accommodation
  • Meals


  • Bring Towels, Swimwear, and a Second set of dry clothes
  • The Sea Survival certificate is a requirement for Yachtmaster Commercial Endorsement
  • Ideal for skippers and crews and generally for those planning to spend time at sea

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